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FMCS1000.3: Media Realities

This course interrogates how the media and the real world converge and diverge, and the impact on our understanding of reality.

FMCS1000.3: Media Realities
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Learn about how media impacts our understanding of reality.

In this course, you will engage with the concept that media helps to construct realities and explore examples from reality television and sports programming. You will examine elections and political newsmedia, and closely examine documentary film as a case study.

What topics will you cover?

Please see the FMCS1000: Film, Media, Culture course handbook for more detail.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in media and film. It’s ideal for people looking to start or develop a career in film or television production, radio, journalism or marketing.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established

    1965
  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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